Murdered on the Inside

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Another hatred message today and a broken heart tomorrow, pretty soon the world will start to think cyber bullying is normal. Many people in the world use offensive words to bully an innocent person because of their nationality, personality or even weight, not realizing how much of a negative impact it can have on the person being bully. The choices students, parents and even citizens make while addressing someone could change their life mentally and socially even if that person is not harming them physically it torments the bullied person on the inside. Across America and even all over the world citizens are suffering from damaging words posted online through social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter. It has become an epidemic and has even led young teenagers to taking their own life. One may ask, how could it go that far? Why is it that students do not stand up for themselves? Many questions like these are still unanswered today and because people are neglecting this issue, online bullying has become a natural way of life. Cyberbullying must be considered a criminal offense since it’s a form of harassment and a long lasting event, high staking percentages of students are being bullied and are not getting justice and in most cases it eventually leads to suicide.
Although many people believe Cyberbullying should be a criminal offense, there are also others that consider it just as standard as someone dying in a car accident or being murdered. Many opposing parties also say there is no assurance that the people bullying are intentionally trying to harm anyone but rather make a joke out of everything. However, most critics don’t look into the entire problem and they judge a book by its cover. Sometimes, those who are bullied...

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...ith cyber bullying (do something). It is heartbreaking to think that only a small amount of teachers stood up when students are supposed to feel safe at school and open to their teachers. Another study also reports that 51 percent parents do not feel safe but rather “scared” for their child’s safety (mail online). In America, many leaders and supporters claim to make children feel safer and able to learn but with these high percentages it is impossible to feel safe at school when the victims are constantly being targeted not only online, but even at school. Also, since parents are not educated on this subject they have no knowledge of how to respond of even cope with the situation. Overall, cyber bullying should be considered a criminal offense because high percentages of students are bullied and no one is standing up for their sake, but rather neglecting the issue.
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